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Yuccas

 
Yuccas

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Object Title: Yuccas

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Page By: tarol

Created/Edited: Apr 7, 2010 / Apr 7, 2010

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Yuccas

Yucca is a genus of perennial shrubs and trees in the agave family, Agavaceae. Its 40-50 species are notable for their rosettes of evergreen, tough, sword-shaped leaves and large terminal panicles of white or whitish flowers. They are native to the hot and dry (arid) parts of North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Early reports of the species were confused with the cassava (Manihot esculenta). Consequently, Linnaeus mistakenly derived the generic name from the Carib word for the latter, yuca.

Yuccas have a very specialized, mutualistic pollination system, being pollinated by the yucca moth; the insect purposefully transfers the pollen from the stamens of one plant to the stigma of another, and at the same time lays an egg in the flower; the moth larva then feeds on some of the developing seeds, but far from all.

The yucca flower is the state flower of New Mexico.

This album is for non-Joshua Tree yuccas. (reason being that there is already an album for Joshua Trees). Feel free to attach your photos of these striking plants!

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Blooming Yuccas

Blooming Yuccas

San Gabriel Mtns View with Yucca

San Gabriel Mtns View with Yucca

Blooming Yuccas

Blooming Yuccas

Mojave Yucca

Mojave Yucca

Josephine Peak

Josephine Peak

Yucca - the largest flower in the Sierra?

Yucca - the largest flower in the Sierra?

Ruin door and a yucca

Ruin door and a yucca

Yucca and Palms

Yucca and Palms

Fisher Towers & Yucca

Fisher Towers & Yucca

Yucca Flower

Yucca Flower

La Jolla Canyon Cactus

La Jolla Canyon Cactus

Yucca along Boy Scout Trail

Yucca along Boy Scout Trail

Mouth of McKittrick Canyon

Mouth of McKittrick Canyon

Mojave Yucca in the Granite Mountains

Mojave Yucca in the Granite Mountains


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EricChuGreat album, tarol!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Thanks for posting!
Posted Apr 9, 2010 4:52 pm

tarolRe: Great album, tarol!

tarol

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You're welcome, thanks for stopping by :)
Posted Apr 11, 2010 2:09 pm

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